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Bachelor of Science in Data Science

Data science provides powerful approaches for transforming large and complex data into information, knowledge, and intelligent decisions. Data science is a field at the intersection of statistics, computer science, mathematics, and real world application domains.

Can big data make the world a better place? Big data may bring greater safety, health, convenience and economic opportunity, yet it may also be used to produce inequality, discrimination and violation of privacy. Data science students at John Carroll University are motivated to explore the complex relationships between data, technology, and society. Our program utilizes an interdisciplinary approach with a focus on Statistics, Computer Science, and Mathematics applied to a specific discipline such as Exercise Science, Psychology, Communications, or Digital Humanities.

Program Requirements and Sample 4 Year Plan

In addition to the University’s core curriculum, the following courses are required for the B.S. degree in data science:

Requirements for the Degree
  • CS 128 and CS 128L Introduction to Software Application Development, with lab
    • or CS 228 Object-Oriented Programming
  • DATA 100 Introduction to Data Science
  • DATA 122 Elementary Statistics
    • or an equivalent course (e.g., EC 210 Business Analytics and Statistics)
  • DATA 150 Database Systems
  • DATA 200 Intermediate Data Science
  • DATA 261 Intermediate Statistics with R
    • or DATA 260 Intermediate Statistics with SPSS
  • DATA 300 Advanced Data Science
  • DATA 470 Data Science Project
  • Three additional DATA courses at or above the 300 level
  • Four approved courses (12 credits) in a single area of specialization (see the Undergraduate Bulletin for a complete list)